An ecopoet, author, socially engaged artist and educator who facilitates ecopoetry workshops and uses creative writing to support health and wellbeing and ecologically oriented community-wide projects.
Helen Moore is an award-winning British ecopoet, author, socially engaged artist and educator for Nature connection/outdoor learning based in North East Somerset.
She has published three poetry collections, Hedge Fund, And Other Living Margins (Shearsman Books, 2012), ECOZOA (Permanent Publications, 2015) — acclaimed by John Kinsella as “a milestone in the journey of ecopoetics” — and The Mother Country (Awen Publications, 2019) exploring British colonial history in Scotland and Australia, along with themes of dispossession.
A collaborative bilingual Italian-English work, INTATTO.INTACT: Ecopoesia.Ecopoetry, featuring Helen’s work was published in Italy in 2017; and in May 2018 Helen gave the annual INSPIRE lecture at the Hay Book Festival, with her award-winning essay ‘Is love the answer?’
Helen facilitates ecopoetry workshops in schools and universities, offers an online mentoring programme, ‘Wild Ways to Writing’, and leads nature-based writing retreats. As a socially engaged artist, she uses creative writing to support health and wellbeing in the community, and has collaborated on ecologically oriented community-wide projects.
Helen is the first member to feature her work as part of the ClimateCultures Quarantine Connection series. We shared the video of her reading her poem Ice, an Elegy, on Day 1 of the 40-day series.